The Greater Sydney Commission prepared a master plan in collaboration with several state agencies and the City of Ryde Council. The agencies involved included Transport for NSW, School Infrastructure NSW, TAFE NSW and NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
The preliminary master plan was exhibited in late 2019 and invited members of the public to give their feedback. Based on the submissions, the community’s top priorities are:
This feedback was taken into account and the final master plan features a strong focus on connectivity. For example, there will be local and regional pedestrian and cycle links, and improved transport services and vehicle access throughout the precinct.
The building of new primary and secondary schools next to the TAFE campus has begun, and once completed, will accommodate 2,500 students. Work is also well underway to create a multi-trade and digital technology hub on the TAFE site.
With an expected completion date of 2022, these projects will realise the precinct’s vision to transform Meadowbank into a centre of excellence for education and training.